Dear Ones

by The Cosmic Array

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Penned by Abby Sohn and Paul Battenbough, Dear Ones is the first single from the album Islands (due for release on 6 May 2016).

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Cover image by Mark Zeuk Roberts.

The Cosmic Array were founded via a collaboration between Paul Battenbough (No Thee No Ess, King of Despair) and Huw Rees (Rag Foundation, King of Despair) that started in late November 2012. Their 2014 self-titled debut album introduced their unique brand of sci-fi themed alt country/Americana music:

“This excellent record is a thing of definite, if expertly tarnished, splendour. The thoughtful and accomplished songs are undeniably sharp, and a joy from beginning to end…”
- Ian Fildes, AmericanaUK

The new release Islands, sees the line-up bolstered by the considerable talents of singer-songwriter Abby Sohn, an American expat living in South Wales. The result is an immersive album - richly textured layers of sound fronted by the assured, languid vocal styles of both Battenbough and Sohn. It’s at times tender (Dear Ones), at times wholly uncompromising (Drones).

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“The dozen tracks that make up 'Islands' are of such exquisite beauty that we hoped the album would never end…it's a wondrous, magical, musical journey from beginning to end.”
- Welsh Connections

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released April 1, 2016

The album was mixed & produced by Mat Wigley at Rhondda Street Studios, Swansea and mastered by Gaz Williams. Performing on the album are: Paul Battenbough, Huw Rees, John Coward, Abby Sohn, Mat Wigley, Andy Fung, Danny Kilbride, John Elvis Berry, Frank Naughton

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